Christmas is two days away. The house is cleaned, decorated and the presents are wrapped. I’ve made brownies, six batches of Heath Bar Crisps, Potato chip cookies and I’m headed out the door to the farmer’s market to pick up the ingredients I need for Christmas breakfast and Tim’s Ginger Cookies. You can never have too many cookies especially when you eat them with champagne for dinner. I’m diggin’ myself and lovin’ my life. I am truly blessed.
I’ve always been blessed and deeply loved. It’s always been there even if I’ve haven’t been aware of it. Keeping free of negativity helps me see the blessings that are in my life and there are more than I can count. Keeping free of negativity is a way of wiping mud from my eyes. It’s amazing how much goodness there is in the world when you can see clearly.
“Negativity is an addiction to the bleak shadow that lingers around every human form ... you can transfigure negativity by turning it toward the light of your soul. “ John O'Donohue, poet.
The shadow of fear exists in each of us and I suspect that it will always be there but the gift of free will means that every moment of every day I can turn towards the light that is love. It’s a choice. That doesn’t mean it’s always an easy choice to make. It does get easier with time though until eventually you see that whatever appeal the shadow has is a trap that keeps you from the one thing that will set you free, Love. It’s either fear or love, baby.
May God bless us with His love and the strength to know that love and have confidence in it. Can I get an amen?